All Tax articles – Page 2

  • News

    Sugary drinks tax 'under discussion'


    A tax on sugary drinks and new targets for sugar reduction were among the topics discussed at a meeting between the Department of Health and drinks industry leaders this week, according to M&C Report’s sister title The Grocer

  • VAT club letter qr code

    VAT club produces letter template to aid MP lobbying


    The Jacques Borel VAT club has produced a template letter to encourage operators to lobby their local MP over a reduction in VAT in the sector.

  • News

    Business rates changes come into effect


    Changes to business rates that could see extra savings for pubs and restaurants have now come into effect

  • Jonathan Neame

    Neame: let's keep our foot on the pedal


    The industry “shouldn’t take its foot off the pedal” in lobbying the Government despite the very positive news in the Budget, according to Jonathan Neame, chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and chief executive of Shepherd Neame

  • George Osborne

    Duty escalator scrapped; beer duty cut by 1p


    Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the alcohol duty escalator is to be scrapped, and duty on beer again cut by 1p per pint

  • Jacques Borel and Tim Martin

    VAT Club names 24 September as Tax Equality Day


    VAT Club Jacques Borel is to stage a Tax Equality Day on Wednesday 24 September

  • Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon

    See through the fog


    Excise duty for pubs increased last year despite the beer duty cut, points out JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, who challenges the industry to see through the “illusory economic benefits” of policies that are supposed to help pubs

  • Parliament

    Public oppose alcohol duty hikes


    More than three quarters (78%) of the British public believe that pubs are important for community spirit and are calling on the Government to end duty hikes so they can continue visiting their local

  • Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA

    Two thirds of adults support beer duty cut or freeze​


    The YouGov poll for the British Beer & Pub Association found that almost a fifth of workers are putting off going out to the pub until payday because they can’t afford it

  • News

    Pubs missing out on £100m rate relief


    Pubs are missing out on their share in a £100m small business rates relief windfall because local councils are failing to provide up-to-date advice, a report has found

  • Pint of beer

    Progressive beer duty is 'a monster'


    David Grant, managing director of Lancashire brewer Moorhouse’s, has renewed his attack on the system of tax breaks for smaller brewers, labelling it a “monster” that is “skewing” the market to “badly penalise” regional independent brewers and national suppliers

  • Jacques Borel and Tim Martin

    VAT Club plans second day of action on tax


    The VAT Club is planning to repeat last year’s Tax Parity Day to highlight the inequality of VAT on food and drink in pubs and restaurants – under the revised name Tax Equality Day

  • Parliament

    MPs urge 'fundamental' reform of business rates


    The Business, Innovation & Skills Committee says the current business rates system is “not fit for purpose” in a new report

  • News

    100 MPs back beer duty freeze


    More MPs have signed the Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for a freeze in beer duty than any another tax-related EDM

  • News

    Leahy: business rates should 'probably be scrapped'


    Former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy has added his weight to calls for radical changes to business rates, saying that the tax system should be reformed and “probably scrapped”

  • News

    BRC: set business rates by energy usage


    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has put forward a range of proposals to completely reform the UK business rates system, including switching to a tax based on energy usage

  • Parliament

    Health groups urge Osborne to keep duty escalator


    An umbrella group representing health alcohol campaigners has written to Chancellor George Osborne urging him to resist industry calls to abandon the alcohol duty escalator

  • News

    Government to examine more frequent rates revaluations


    The Government has confirmed that it will look at whether business rates revaluations should occur more frequently and also examine the valuation methods

  • Parliament

    MPs continue to press Government on VAT


    MPs from regions with large tourism industries have continued to press Government ministers on the impact of VAT on tourism and hospitality businesses, following a debate on the issue in Parliament earlier this week

  • Jacques Borel

    Borel still confident of VAT cut


    Industry VAT campaigner Jacques Borel has told M&C Report that his optimism about the likelihood of securing a VAT cut for the sector has not diminished despite Treasury minister David Gauke appearing to reject the idea yesterday